Special Report

The Well-Being of Every State From Best to Worst, According to New Study

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41. Indiana
> Overall well-being score: 54.39
> Median household income: $57,603 — 14th lowest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 6.9% — 21st highest
> Adult obesity rate: 33.4 — 8th highest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 202.01 — 12th highest (total: 13,518)

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42. Tennessee
> Overall well-being score: 53.48
> Median household income: $56,071 — 9th lowest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 8.5% — 12th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 33.2 — 9th highest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 182.47 — 22nd highest (total: 12,353)

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43. Louisiana
> Overall well-being score: 53.04
> Median household income: $51,073 — 4th lowest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 9.5% — 4th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 35.4 — 4th highest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 225.52 — 10th highest (total: 10,509)

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44. Alabama
> Overall well-being score: 52.49
> Median household income: $51,734 — 5th lowest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 7.9% — 15th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 35.5 — 3rd highest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 226.56 — 8th highest (total: 11,074)

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45. Oklahoma
> Overall well-being score: 50.90
> Median household income: $54,449 — 8th lowest
> Pop that is low income and does not live close to a grocery store: 8.6% — 11th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 33.7 — 7th highest
> COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 as of May 25: 175.83 — 23rd highest (total: 6,933)